Jeanie is a remarkable teacher who goes above and beyond to make sure her students succeed. I owe much of my success at Berklee College of Music to her. Bel Canto Studios is a truly unique and inspiring place to study music. You will NOT find a better place, I guarantee it!
Samantha Ceglarek, Singer/Songwriter, LA
Jeanie has been my vocal coach for several years. Her practical tips help me sing with ease throughout my range. Coaching sessions have inspired me to develop my own style, get more comfortable on stage, and look for new ways to engage audiences when I speak publicly.
Russ Riendeau, Keynote Speaker, Executive Search Professional, Recording Artist
My daughter has studied piano with Miss Jeanie for ten years. Jeanie has brought out the best in Lauren, patiently encouraging her and challenging her to grow as an artist. Miss Jeanie is committed to students of every age. Her expertise and love of music shine in every lesson. Her professionalism is of the highest level.
Pam Conroy, Parent
I remember the first time I heard Jeanie’s students…this was the teacher I needed. My experience at Bel Canto inspired me to pursue my dream of a singing career. It was largely responsible for my success in music school and my Fulbright studies in Europe. I would not be the artist I am today if I had not studied at Bel Canto Studios.
Emily Ortlieb Opera Singer, Vienna
Our children have studied piano at Bel Canto Studios for several years, and we could not be happier with their progress. Ms. Jeanie is an excellent teacher and mentor. We highly recommend Bel Canto Studios to anyone seeking a high quality music education for their children!
Purnima Bhogaraju, Parent
This is the best music school I have come across in the Chicagoland area, and I’ve worked with many. Jeanie Carter's style of teaching is geared to the individual child. The kids are so responsive to her. Jeanie and her students are outstanding.
Gigi Faraci-Harris, Videographer
Before I met you, music was just something I did. Now it’s part of who I am. You have been an amazing teacher and mentor these past six years. You have taught me things I will remember for the rest of my life. I am excited about going to music school and living up to the potential I now know that I have. Thank you, Jeanie!
Nicole Cherecwich, College Student
Bel Canto Studios is highly recommended. My daughter has been training under Jeanie Carter for seven years in both voice and piano. Her progress has been remarkable. Her confidence and skill level grow appreciably each year. She has developed a sophisticated appreciation of music which motivates her to practice and improve.
Lawrence Brady, Parent
My daughter has studied voice and acting at Bel Canto Studios for almost three years. Emma is so strong and confident now when she performs! Jeanie Carter tailors her teaching to each student, finding the perfect mix of laughter, work, creativity, friendship, and challenge. Her high quality teaching has far exceeded our expectations. We wouldn't go anywhere else!
Sheryl Nelson, Parent
Jeanie has taught my children for the last three years. They have learned more than the technical aspects of voice training and acting. Jeanie has empowered them with confidence, patience, perseverance, and a love for music. Jeanie is a blessing. I am so glad I found her.
Melanie Baumer, Parent
My daughter has studied voice and acting at Bel Canto Studios for a little over one year. She has learned more than in three years of instruction elsewhere. Anna has dramatically increased her range and is being considered for more musical theatre roles. Ms Jeanie finds the rare balance of being fun, fair, and encouraging while simultaneously presenting a challenge.
Elizabeth McCoy, Parent
Bel Canto provides my daughter with wonderful voice and acting lessons. We have seen tremendous growth and confidence in her performing since starting here. I would highly recommend this studio for anyone wanting to get to the next level.
Jen Shimp, Parent
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We know that you have a choice. Many teachers and coaches have credentials and relevant teaching experience. So why choose Bel Canto Studios?
We offer programs with depth and breadth like few others in the Chicago area. Our passion for mentoring students helps them reach their potential and make educated choices about performing in the arts. Our results-oriented approach to public speaking empowers executives and business professionals by improving their delivery and up-front presence. Lessons are competitively priced and scheduling flexible. Teaching is geared to the individual and their study goals.
The studio has successfully launched students into high profile performing arts schools. Many of our students audition, compete, and perform in the Chicago area. We have taught recording artists, opera singers, band leaders, actresses, worship leaders, songwriters, executives, and keynote speakers. Call today to see how we can help you achieve your dream or further your career!